Wouldn't you think that in the harsh glare of national publicity, the extremists waging a War on Women would pull back, at least a little? But no, they're doubling down.
Despite the public uproar over attacks on birth control in Congress . . . despite the national disgust at Virginia's mandatory transvaginal ultrasound bill . . . and even though nearly all of Rush Limbaugh's national advertisers dumped his show in the wake of his misogynistic attack on Sandra Fluke . . .
Despite all of this, extremists are still aggressively going after women's rights. NOW is fighting back, and we need your help to win.
And they're not just going after reproductive rights -- they're working overtime to undermine the Violence Against Women Act, too!
Far-right legislators on the House Judiciary Committee are trying to replace the bipartisan Senate version of VAWA reauthorization with a racially exclusionary bill, arguing that VAWA's programs should only be for "true" victims. This bill so drastically cuts funding that scores of service providers would be forced to close their doors.
The fact is, these ideologues have no intention of stopping or even slowing their anti-woman agenda. It's up to us to stop them -- will you help?
When you donate to NOW, you support the grassroots arm of the women's movement. As I write this, NOW chapter leaders and activists are on the phone, on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and email, urging their representatives to support the "real" VAWA passed by the Senate -- and activating their community-wide networks to do the same.
And we are going further, mobilizing women voters and getting the word out about what's at stake for women in the November elections. Together, you and I can turn the tide for women's rights and lives.
Ending the War on Women won't be easy, and we need every one of our supporters with us. But we are determined to win, and with your help, we will!
||For equality and justice,
Terry O'Neill, President
National Organization for Women
P.S. Every dollar counts -- please give $25, $45, $100 or whatever you can.